YOU ARE AT THE EXCHANGE POINT – LEAVE ALL YOUR HEAVY BURDENS BEHIND YOU! – A Word by Nate Johnston
Do you feel like you are at a crossroad of sorts? Where almost EVERY area of your life feels up in the air and you are unsure of what’s up ahead? You aren’t alone. For the past week I keep hearing the Lord say to me “This is the EXCHANGE point!”
Exchange means an act of giving one thing and receiving another in return, and it’s the transaction where one thing is replaced by something of equal or better value. The word exchange comes from the word “change” which describes the process of something altering it’s shape, function, location, and purpose. In the bible the word change and exchange is expressed through the Greek word “katalasso” which means also “reconcile”. (In 2 Corinthians 5:18 the word reconcile is saying that Jesus death was “exchanged” for us to experience life)
For the past few weeks I’ve been sensing such a heightened movement in the spirit over people’s lives specifically regarding this transition and God aligning them with his purposes and the finished work of Jesus and I believe the rest of May and into June will be months of amazing breakthrough.
EMPTY YOUR HANDS
I remember a powerful scene of a movie I saw as a kid where a discoverers ship was making its voyage to a newly discovered land but due to the weight in the ship they had to throw items overboard to lighten it. Many of these items were costly and valuable BUT the prize of reaching the land was far more valuable to them than the belongings. “Empty your hands” the Lord is saying to many in this season. “Empty your hands so I can fill them!” It can be uncomfortable in a season of the unknown to let go of the familiar but that is the very thing He is asking of us so we can exchange it for the new.
“You will still be eating last year’s harvest when you will have to move it out to make room for the new” Leviticus 26:10
Within the space of a few days I had the same dream three times with only a few varying differences. In the dream I parked my car in a busy carpark where it was being washed and serviced. When I came back to find it, I couldn’t find it anywhere and I was stressed. When I asked the attendant where it was he led me to the car space I had parked it in but to my surprise it had been upgraded to the newest model of that car complete with all the modern extras that came with it. I didn’t recognize it because it wasn’t the car I drove in with.
Your car or vehicle is your assignment and purpose, dreams, ministry, and destiny. God kept speaking reiterating through this dream to me that this is a time of exchange and upgrade but many are feeling lost and frustrated trying to find their purpose because it simply doesn’t look the way it did in the past. God is not only upgrading you in all fronts but he is saying it’s time to take your vehicle out of park and put it to use.
What new assignments, dreams, passions, and directives has God given to you in exchange for what you once carried in the past season? Are you able to see what they are or do you still feel lost looking for them?
I am praying today for revelation eyes to SEE what the new vehicle looks like in your life and how to not miss what He is doing in you In Jesus name!
THERE’S BREAKTHROUGH IN THE BREAKING
In the process of transition many have felt like they have been pushed to breaking point, feeling like they can’t handle any more of the pressure, pain, and mind warfare that has come with this season. One night last week I woke up in deep intercession and I could see many who were feeling like they were at this breaking point. “This is the final straw!” many were saying. But what they thought was their breaking was in fact the catalyst for breakthrough! I saw a vision of people falling to the ground and sighing their last breath when suddenly the Holy Spirit came like a mighty rushing wind and stood them to their feet.
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The breaking point is where you end and HE begins. It is the place of depletion that brings your old season to completion and opens the door to the next. The exchange is your timing for His, your expectations for His, your plans for His, and your methods and ways to bring it about for His. It’s been the breaking down of us and our limited thinking to accommodate something divinely orchestrated that is so much out of the confines and limitations of our paradigm.
“This is the trade off point says the Lord, where you have done in all your own strength and have been wearied and worn down, broken and battered, now I will bring my word to pass and I the Lord of the breakthrough will open the way for you!”
It’s a shaking off of heaviness, burdens, and everything could hold you back and limit you. This is where you are not only restored in passion and strength but this is your second wind!
CLOSURE AND EXPOSURE
In the next few weeks there is coming an EXPOSURE of the enemy’s plans, sources, mindsets, fruitless avenues, and diversions that have kept you in replay or “cycle” mode. Where you are seemingly on the merry go round over and over unable to break free from the carousel of the past.
I kept seeing a tv screen that was on broadcasting a continual loop of people’s history of failures and the things behind them that they were finding difficult to move on from. It was an intense grief of those who have felt like they haven’t had full closure on the past season to be able to fully embrace the new. Have you been struggling to let go of the season behind you? Maybe it’s dreams that died back there. Relationships that didn’t work out. Opportunities missed. Many train wrecks and heart wounds, and you just can’t shake off the sorrow, shame, and regret. Turn off the T.V” I felt the Holy Spirit saying to those who have been fixed on the constant replay and under its demonic agenda to keep them stuck. “Fix your eyes on me and my goodness”.
Maybe today is a good day to give your list of questions to Jesus and make a decision to trust Him with your today and give your full yes for tomorrow. It’s time.
LET THE NEW STORY BEGIN!
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” Jeremiah 29:11
I heard the Lord say that he is exchanging foreboding fear, anxiety, depression, and hopelessness for FUTURE. That one word has been so warred at in the hearts of Gods people this year where they are unable to believe they have one. As I was praying on this, I kept seeing a journal flicking open before me that was full of writing and as it reached the end suddenly the book flipped over and opened to a brand-new page. It’s been difficult for many to accept that this is a new season because of how the old one seems to be ending. Before Jesus went to the cross and died, defeating the grave, exchanging our sin for righteous, restoring us to the Father and ushering in a day for mankind there was a wrestle in the garden. A deep brokenness. The story looked like it was over. But it was far from over, and so is your story, in fact it’s not the end but a brand-new beginning.
The enemy has been conspiring and laughing over the trials you have been facing, the surrounding disappointments and bad breaks and thinks your glorious future is now out of reach BUT watch as God FLIPS THE BOOK on the enemy and open a brand-new page for you. Don’t buy into the lies, this is your exciting new day. Look to Jesus. As you look to Him, all ties to your past, all unfinished business, all loose ends will stop robbing you of your future.
I prophesy this is your time of exchange where God is removing everything in your way, lightening your load, upgrading your purpose, breaking every tie of the enemy, giving you new eyes to see, installing fresh hope, downloading new vision, and putting a pen in your hand and saying “it’s a new day, it’s time to get up and write the pages of history!”
Nate & Christy Johnston
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A TURNAROUND FOR YOU..
A word by Dana Jarvis
I decree you are making the spiritual journey from the bondage of Egypt into your promised land of destiny. I know you have grown weary. Do not let the murmurings and complaining attitudes rule you. It causes the faith to waiver! Your focus is upon the cup of bitter waters that you are currently drinking from.
Rest assured that your God is making these bitter waters sweet!
You shall taste and see that the Lord is good! You are going to see such extravagance in your daily life. He is delivering much into your hands so reach up and take hold. Just as he was with you before, he is with you now. You are going to drink deep of the Living Waters. The bitter waters of life have tried to steal all joy.
However I hear the Lord say, “It is done, I am the Lord who heals you. I am the Lord who will restore you. I am the Lord who will provide your every need. I am the One that is making the bitter waters sweet!”
I feel so strongly that God is removing your cup of bitter waters you have had to drink for so long. He is causing a turnaround for you in a situation that you desperately need him to move. I am speaking to several and know this word is for you. Even as the Lord led Moses and the children of Israel from their bondage at the Red Sea, it still took one step of faith. One step of faith is all it takes to cause a release from all of this. Take a moment and sow into good ground by giving into Spirit Fuel. For just a contribution of $25, $50, or even $100 or more given into Spirit Fuel is an active step and good ground on which to sow. It is a powerful ministry reaching the world for Christ. As you sow that offering, it is that act of faith that will cause the Red Sea where you are standing to part in your life. The bitter cup will be removed and the sweetness of the Lord shall begin to flow!
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